Tim Rayner
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NAME

Bio::MAGETAB::Factor - MAGE-TAB experimental factor class

SYNOPSIS

 use Bio::MAGETAB::Factor;

DESCRIPTION

This class is used to store information on the factors being probed by a given investigation in MAGE-TAB. See the BaseClass class for superclass methods.

ATTRIBUTES

name (required)

The name of the factor (data type: String).

factorType (optional)

The type of the factor. This typically links to an ontology of experimental factor terms (e.g. "disease_state", "strain_or_line" etc.; data type: Bio::MAGETAB::ControlledTerm).

METHODS

Each attribute has accessor (get_*) and mutator (set_*) methods, and also predicate (has_*) and clearer (clear_*) methods where the attribute is optional. Where an attribute represents a one-to-many relationship the mutator accepts an arrayref and the accessor returns an array.

SEE ALSO

Bio::MAGETAB::BaseClass

AUTHOR

Tim F. Rayner <tfrayner@gmail.com>

LICENSE

This library is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL).